Roman J. Israel, Esq. Reviews

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November 23, 2017
It's a credit to Washington's rock solid performance that we care as much as we do.
November 22, 2017
Part character study, part legal thriller and part morality tale about means manifesting their own ends, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." winds up being just as eccentric and unpredictable as its doggedly honorable, and far from perfect, leading man.
November 22, 2017
You can't stop watching [Washington] - and you can't stop wishing he didn't have to work so hard to keep the story together once it starts branching out in different directions.
November 22, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. has pockets of intrigue, and writer-director Gilroy and Washington have teamed up to create a promising dramatic character. We just never get full delivery on that promise.
November 22, 2017
The story is surprisingly unfocused and, when it snaps out of the protracted setup phase, it plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.
November 21, 2017
What a treat it is to see this great actor, after almost 40 years in movies, give a performance that feels both utterly unexpected and completely true.
February 26, 2019
Even though its shaggy-dog story of idealism gone sour threatens to come apart in places, Denzel Washington's career-best performance is never less than compelling.
February 8, 2019
There's an excellent movie in here somewhere - the performances alone are proof of that - but for whatever reason, [Dan] Gilroy's story doesn't click.
January 31, 2019
An outstanding Denzel Washington performance.
November 8, 2018
Roman J. Israel, Esq. has great intentions, but it spends too much time picking a story and is never able to deliver on its initial promise.
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